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Why I use a paid CDN

in Thoughts

To answer the question from an anonymous reader: Any reason why you’re using a paid CDN for a personal website and not a free one like Cloudflare? I still use Cloudflare, but only as a registrar for a few domains and for the DNS management (which I do by code lately). (I have not yet found a better alternative to Cloudflare for this.) As a CDN I use BunnyCDN (alternatively here is my referral link), firstly because I don’t like how Cloudflare makes Tor users’ browsing so difficult, but also because BunnyCDN gives me more flexibility (with edge rules and all the other features - like the cloud storage which I use for media files on my blog), it’s an European company and it’s more sustainable if I pay for the services I use myself.

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How to Get a Completely Free Website

in Dev

In this post I want to show with which services and tools it is possible to run a completely free website. An own website not only offers the possibility to create your own professional web presence, it can also make you independent from silos like Facebook, Twitter or Medium. It is always better to publish content on your own page with your own domain. If a service changes the terms of use or ceases operation, it is so much easier to move to another service.

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My blog went viral and did just fine

in Thoughts

Yesterday, I posted a link to a tweet by DHH on my blog. It’s about “Google tax”. Companies nowadays have to buy ads to appear on top for searches for their brand name. I submitted that post to HackerNews and it appeared on top of the front page within a few hours. Until some mods decided to change the link directly to DHH’s tweet. I’m ok with that, although it might not have been bad if a few more people had seen my list with Google alternatives.

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